HERE YOU ARE:
« When I am King is web-native comics at its best; the fact that it looks great in print, too, is a happy surprise! »
« When I am King was the first web comic I read. And like a camel in love I still have a crush.»
There´s no need of words to tell this story!
When I am King is an well designed and hilariously narrated graphic novel. In 2000 it gained international prestige when graphic designer Demian Vogler began his web comic.
Now Jaja has made it into a proper book, presenting a developed and completed story about a king whose loincloth has been eaten by a camel.... and many more strange adventures.
BOOK RELEASE & EXHIBITION
May, 17th 2018
Opening exhibition May, 31 2018
in the Trace Gallery in Zurich
PART 1: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
A pair of birds live peacefully on a little island in a nameless ocean. When a red bottle appears everything changes and the adventure begins.
bachwald is a team of two comic artists: Benjamin Gottwald and Julian Fiebach. It´s amazing how they manage to tell the story in a thrilling way with no words, but with lots of colorful atmospheric images.
PART 2: THROUGH THE FOG
The excursion continues.
The two birds travel through the fog, across cliffs to a black rock tower. Who lives here? And how to get to the moon from here on? Again bachwald tells the exciting story without any words.
Kazka is a trippy and sometimes funny action comic which, without words, tells the story of a boy who tries to reassemble his girlfriend that died in a spaceship accident, while the last survivor of the ship’s crew tries to gain control over the abstract energy that actually caused the accident.
Borrowing from urban-art, there is also a manganese tendency within action loaded spreads and landscapes – one panorama at the end goes over 8 pages!
Though there is a clear reference to the biblical story of Noah’s Arc, Kazka’s abstract, mythological images and the absence of words are an invitation for own thoughts and interpretations.